PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers large receiver Chase Claypool says he’s prepared for the playoffs. Claypool’s rookie season started with a torrid begin. He scored 10 touchdowns in Pittsburgh’s first 10 video games, however hasn’t reached the top zone for 5 straight weeks. Claypool says his dip in manufacturing is an indication of respect as a result of defenses are taking part in him in another way than they have been earlier within the season. Claypool and the remainder of the AFC North champions end up the common season in opposition to rival Cleveland.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns are coping with extra COVID-19 circumstances as they put together for his or her greatest recreation in years. The group was pressured to close down its facility and delay apply after having two extra constructive circumstances, one in every of them an unidentified assistant coach. The disruptions got here because the Browns are on the brink of host the Pittsburgh Steelers. Cleveland would clinch its first playoff berth since 2002 with a win. Quarterback Baker Mayfield mentioned the group has adopted an angle that they’ve already made the playoffs, understanding that in the event that they lose they’re season is probably going over. The Browns misplaced 38-7 to the Steelers earlier this season.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Trayce Jackson-Davis scored 21 factors and Rob Phinisee hit a stepback jumper for the win as Indiana held off Penn State 87-85 in additional time. Jackson-Davis and Phinisee (11 factors) have been amongst 5 Hoosiers to attain in double figures as Indiana was 57% capturing for the sport (32 of 56). Aljami Durham added 18 factors, Armaan Franklin had 16 and Trey Galloway 10. Myreon Jones led Penn State with 20 factors, making Four of 6 from past the 3-point arc. Sam Sessoms scored 17 factors, Izaiah Brockington had 15 and Seth Lundy 10.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Clifton Moore hit an 18-foot leap shot with 2.5 seconds remaining to push La Salle to a 67-65 victory over Dayton. The win was the primary for the Explorers over Dayton at UD Enviornment in 21 years (February 27, 1999) and snapped the Flyers’ 20-game Atlantic Coast Convention successful streak. With the sport tied at 65-all, sophomore Ayinde Hikim drove the lane and handed to Moore on the left wing. Moore took one dribble and hit the sport winner. The Explorers then stole the following inbounds. Sherif Kenney had 14 factors off the bench to steer La Salle (4-5, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Convention). Mustapha Amzil had 22 factors and Jalen Crutcher added 19 for Dayton.